Sunday, May 11, 2008

Goliard

"Fortune My Foe" 1978






















From the booklet:
"The prime objective of GOLIARD's performances is to achieve as authentic a sound as possible, removing the instruments from the hallowed atmosphere of the museum showcase to present their strange voices to as wide an audience as possible. Because they themselves started from scratch in both the fields of music and instrument-making, a great sympathy has grown between GOLIARD and mediaeval music, for they are following exactly the same pattern set by 12th and 13th Century wandering musicians who had to construct their own instruments and develop their own styles of performance.
A lot of beautiful recordings of mediaeval music have been made in the last ten years by many skilled people, but GOLIARD hope to add some correct perspective to the mediaeval sound by giving to their performance a vitality and understanding which they feel cannot be created by classically trained musicians, nor approached by a large group of specialist musicians brought together on the concert platform."

Tracklist:
01. 13C Dance, A L'Entrada del Tems Clar
02. Dulce Solum
03. Winder, wie ist Nu Din Kraft
04. El Mois de Mai, De Se Debent Bigami, Kyrie
05. Estampie Royale
06. Der Kuninc Rudolp
07. Chose Tassin, Chramer Gip Diu Varwe Mier
08. Vite Perdite
09. Rex Immense, Vinum Bonum Cum Sapore
10. Estampie
11. In Taberna Quando Sumus
12. Exul Ego Clericus
13. A Solis Ortu, Danse Royale

Goliard is raw medieval folk from 1978. The archive includes a pdf of the accompanying 20 page A4 booklet, with detailed notes and illustrations of medieval instruments.

DL

9 Comments:

Anonymous caoimghin said...

Thanks for this, any more in this line would be much appreciated!

11 May, 2008 16:05  
Anonymous Ben said...

Hey Lizardson:
I've been lurking around here for some time now, and have downloaded a number of treats, but this gem surpasses everything!
Thanks a lot for all your efforts in maintaining this superlative blog and for bringing wonderful music to a wider audience. I've bought a number of CDs of musicians featured here - you are providing a terrific service which is very much appreciated.
Thanks again!
Best
Ben

16 May, 2008 01:20  
Blogger Alex B said...

Great folk music, the use of old instruments makes the sound so fresh, primitive and real...

20 June, 2008 11:48  
Blogger Jonathan Sager said...

This is right up my alley- Can you please repost! Much appreciated!undss

22 November, 2008 11:36  
Blogger Jeff said...

I second a repost request!

18 January, 2009 11:41  
Blogger Jeff said...

Please repost.

27 October, 2009 13:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Repost: http://www.sendspace.com/file/1568rh

06 January, 2010 23:14  
Blogger Vigilancia Epistomológica said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?mfbpy96h61449v3

02 April, 2012 08:24  
Anonymous Cary B said...

I'm so happy that the talent of my late husband, Chris Brown (one of the musicians in Goliard) is still recognised.
You can read about him on my website here:
http://www.caryb.co.uk/ChrisBrown.html

He would have been thrilled to read your comments

29 July, 2012 01:14  

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